OSHA QuickTakes – November 5, 2013

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In this issue

New educational resources released to better protect workers from exposures to hazardous chemicals


Comment period on proposed silica rule extended to provide additional time for public input


West, Texas, fertilizer company cited following deadly ammonium nitrate explosion


Wyoming OSHA cites Sinclair Refinery for $707,000 in proposed fines for 22 violations


OSHA orders Clean Diesel Technologies Inc. to pay $1.9 million to former CFO fired for reporting conflict of interest


Department of Labor seeks more than $300,000 for Idaho worker who was retaliated against for raising safety concerns


Temporary worker deaths serve as powerful reminder of the need for equal protection


Tens of thousands of construction employers and workers learn how “Safety Pays and Falls Cost”


RAND study finds U.S. workplace fatality rate three times higher than U.K.


Updated procedures issued for maritime cargo gear certification


Secretary Perez, Assistant Secretary Michaels meet with victims’ families to discuss ways to improve worker safety and health


Florida plastics company works with free On-site Consultation Program to update its safety program and eliminate workplace injuries


New OSHA resource illuminates lighting practices to protect shipyard workers


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